Esther Liturgy: Between Burden and Blessing
Esther was stuck in between burden and blessing. She had the burden of being the king’s wife and the privilege of being the king’s wife. We live our lives between burden and blessing as well. What are the burdens we need to lay before God? What are the blessings we can still share as Esther did? This liturgy could be used for a single church service, in a retreat setting or at a Bible study. It includes a call to worship, prayer of confession and assurance, a midrash prayer in Esther’s voice, and a responsive pastoral prayer.